Jack Knight was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada and grew up in western New York. He graduated from Buffalo State College with a BS Degree in Art Education and New York State Teaching Certification. With a scholarship from the Buffalo Foundation he attended the Graduate School of Art & Architecture at State University of New York at Buffalo and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting in 1976.
Jack has had more than 100 exhibits including 15 solo exhibits. His work has been exhibited in several group shows including:
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo, NY
- Hudson River Museum – Yonkers, NY
- Museum of Fine Arts – Springfield, MA
- Butler Institute of American Art – Youngstown, OH
- Riverfront Design Center – St. Louis, MO
- The Noyes Museum – Oceanville, NJ
- Fraser Gallery – Washington, D.C.
- Le Cadre Gallery – Toronto, Ontario
- Avanti Galleries – New York, NY
- New York State Museum – Albany, NY
- Woodmere Museum – Philadelphia, PA
- Wistariahurst Museum – Holyoke, MA
- Noyes Museum – Hammonton,NJ
Prior solo exhibits include:
- Kingston Gallery – Boston, MA
- Schenectady Museum – Schenectady, NY
- Southern Vermont Center for the Arts – Manchester, VT
- Trenton City Museum – Trenton, NJ
- 3rd Street Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
Jack has received numerous awards for his artwork and is represented in several corporate, museum and private collections including the Bank of Boston, Pennsylvania Bank & Trust, Milton Bradley Company, Ernst & Young, Occidental Chemical, Springfield Newspapers, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Schenectady Museum and the Southern Vermont Art Center.
He has also been an adjunct art instructor with Empire State College and Niagara County Community College in New York as well as at Rutgers-Camden Campus, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester County Colleges in South Jersey. In 2003, Jack was a visiting artist at the National Academy of Design, New York City. His work has been reviewed or featured in several publications including the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Buffalo News, Buffalo Courier-Express, Albany Times Union, Springfield Daily News, Springfield Republican, The Cape Gazette, Photonics Spectra Magazine, Delmarva School of Art, and Canadian Artists in Exhibition.
Jack had a dual career both in the arts as well as the railroad industry. He worked 20 years with Conrail’s Engineering Department and 12 years with Amtrak. In 2009, he retired as a Senior Contract Agent in the Procurement Department at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
In 2010, he relocated to Delaware with his wife Darlene, where his studio and residence are located in Long Neck, DE. His son Christopher lives in New Jersey.